Meet ME, The Face Behind The Dose

*Waving crazily*  HI!!!

I know you all think you know me but you have no idea….okay so maybe those of you who roomed with me at conferences or hung with me at events have a little idea (possibly a little too much maybe) but I thought I would share some random things about me.  Maybe even some that are not so random.  Heck if you are a good friend of mine you may know all this but because you are my friend you will still read this post right??!!

I am a lover of nice jeans, cute shoes and high end hanbags.  Most of which I can’t really afford but a girl can dream right.  I mean really what is better than dreaming of your feet in those amazingly beautiful and eye catching red soled Christian Louboutin.  Sigh…however most days reality sets in and the closes I will ever get to those shoes are gazing at them online…WAIT no that’s not true, I got pretty close to them when I went to Nestle and there was a lady wearing them in the lobby.  My conscience got to me right before I tackled her and stole a car to get me quickly back to the airport.  While a good thing a conscience can be quite annoying sometimes.  Moving on.

The things that matter most to me in life are God, my family and my friends.  Without God I would be lost and lonely, without my family I would be empty, without my friends I would not laugh near as much as I do.  I am very lucky in the fact that I have been through some super duper crappy things in my life but out of those super duper crappy things I made some of the best friends ever.  So thank God for super duper crappy…Err but God that’s not permission to let it happen all the time.  I would much rather not have to go through super duper crappy to get awesome friends, it’s okay for them to come when things are going good too.

I have a wee bit of an infatuation with fictional vampires (Edward Cullen), fictional Wizards (Sirius Black) and real rock stars (Bon Jovi).  Just because I envision them asking me to run away on tour with them, performing awesome spells, apparating me to anywhere in the world and giving me immortality doesn’t mean it’s an unhealthy obsession, right?  Though my husband may beg to differ when I tell him I am going to throw glitter on him to make him a little more Edwardesque.

I am half italian, I know I know you knew the minute you saw me because I totally look Italian.  Okay so the olive skin and black hair missed me but I can cook a mean sauce that my grandmother taught me, now I just have to learn the cookies and I could have the meals for the rest of my life planned out.  Of course eating pasta and cookies for the rest of my life is sure to do some not so pretty things to my body so I may have to rethink that a bit.

I loved being pregnant.  I love babies when they are at the very first newborn stage.  If I could have a baby that stayed 2 weeks old forever I would do it.  I love when they are that small watching them sleep, make sounds, the little tiny cry, watching them nurse it’s all so beautiful to me.  I loved every bit of being pregnant, watching my baby bump grow, feeling the baby move and yes I even loved delivery the all natural way.

I am so much like my mom it’s fun.  If you ever meet her you will know exactly where I get it from.  She is a nut and I definitely didn’t fall far from that tree.  I want to be a midwife, it would be a wonderful job.  I am so ready to live back in Florida where my heart is.  That is home to me.

I cry often when I think of my biological father.  I would like to say after 30 years of life it wouldn’t bother me that he doesn’t care…or seem to anyway.  But it does.  I try to refrain from looking at any pictures of him or thinking about him when I can help it because just as sure as there will always be night and day, when I see a picture or think too long about it, my feelings get hurt and the tears come.  I wonder why I can’t just stop caring, it would be so much easier.

I was a cheerleader for 2 years but my heart lied in ballet and other forms of dance.  I love to dance.  For 15 years I took lessons and loved every minute of it.  I still will do dances (not just the crazy ones you see here) all the time around my house.  It’s my heart and something I will do until the day I die and from the looks of it, my daughter has taken that same desire in her heart.

Sometimes I think I am too trusting and too forgiving but I won’t stop being that way because to build walls and never forgive is not a way I think I want to live.  Will I stop trusting if you hurt me yes I am sure of it, but I will forgive you, doesn’t mean I will ever talk to you or be friendly with you again but I will (eventually as some times are harder than others) forgive you and move on. I will cut people out of my life who are poison to it and not look back.

I love romance, but I didn’t marry the most romantic guy out there LOL.  I love my husband beyond anything words can express but I need to figure out how to teach him that I like surprises and romance .  How does one go about doing that?  I am a mother but I am still myself, just as much as I could not live without my children I also can’t live without having my identity as well.  If I get lost in being a mother and wife (which happens sometimes) I find myself getting bitter and angry and it’s then I know I have to regroup and take a few hours of time for me.

I love all things APPLE.  iPHone ~ Check.  MacBook~Check.  iMac ~ Not check just yet but it’s next on my list.  I will first hand admit I am a phone and computer snob.  Apple is all I will use, hey once you go Mac you never go Back.

Well I guess that’s enough for today, I may do another one of these posts sometime and let you in on a little more about me.  But for now there is a little bit of Me, the face behind the dose.  Have a great day and smile at someone, it just may be the one little thing they need today.

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


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    I love posts like this. It’s so interesting to get to know, really know, the person behind the blog.

    I too love vampires books and movies. I too am very forgiving, when I KNOW in my heart I shouldn’t be sometimes.

    I am a loyal PC user. I could be in one of those commercials. My name is Sara, and I am a PC. I am an old school computer geek. LOL!

    I don’t care much for designer clothes or handbags, but am addicted to makeup and home fragrance. BIG TIME. I spend, well I used to spend, a lot of money on both of those things. I have more than I could ever use of both, too, and I keep buying. I see awesome eye shadows, pretty lip sticks, or smell awesome candles and I just buy them. Even though I have plenty already. They are very strange addictions.

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    Nice to meet you. I’m a shoe, purse lover fo real. Can’t wait for another post like this.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Iiiiii I Got a Praise…… =-.

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    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself! (Pasta and cookies—works for me!!)

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    I’m not sure guys get romance. Although, my BF told me that I would look at him in confusion if he did romantic things for me, so he doesn’t. And, honestly, it’s kind of true!
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Friday Fodder =-.

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    I really enjoyed this post. So true…so raw.
    .-= Jackie @ Lilolu´s last blog ..Ice Fishing =-.

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    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself with your viewers. It’s great to learn about others. You sound like such a positive persoon, with a great head on your shoulders. Leave your hubby hints in subtle ways, and hopefully he’ll pick up on it. Men don’t like to be told what to do. Great blog! Whenever you want to talk, we’ll be here to listen!! Thanks!!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker =-.

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    That was a lovely post! I love how you favor the woman in your header! And you sound like just a lovely, sweet woman. I would love to try the spaghetti sauce…that is my favorite meal, but I bet yours probably beats mine all to heck. I mean face it, you’re half Italian! Very nice to meet you and now I can remember your face with the blog. It is almost like really meeting you! LOL
    .-= The Redhead Riter´s last blog ..Giddy Up! =-.

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    Such a wonderful “about me” post! I did one not too long ago but yours is much better. 🙂 I love finding out I have things in common with another blogger – I’m a Christian, a wife to a wonderful but yes, unromantic husband (lol), and I’ve gone through the fictional vampire/wizard thing. 🙂
    .-= Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy´s last blog ..Prayer Journals, Quiet Time, and Contentment =-.

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    I should write a post like this. I’ve shared so much about the big things in life that I often forget to really share myself with my readers.

    I don’t blame your hubby for being a little offended when you’re talking about throwing glitter on him to make him more edwardesque :p I just don’t tell mine about my crazy infatuations.. if I did he might not want me to watch the rest of the Twilight saga LOL I just tell him “I really love those books!”